I have decided to continue making journals about some of my species. I don't love making and updating journals, so this one may have 1-3 month gaps. This Camponotus CA02 colony has been a joy to keep. I bought her from nurbs about 4 months ago and the queen had 6 nanitics. They are now down to 4 because a couple workers died. I am really not certain why they would die after such a short time. The queen got her first workers in about 2 months, which I believe is normal for this large species. The colony now has a nice pile of about 10 small larvae, but I think the colony is slowing down a bit as we go into fall. They also have a few eggs, and the queen is a very good egg-layer for camponotus. I expect them to get more workers in around a month or a bit more. Pics below
Edited by AntsCali098, August 13 2022 - 7:02 PM.